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[texts]Remarks upon the Trial of William Sutton, Esq. by an Impartial By-Stander - author unknown. Publication info - London: Benjamin Sibthorpe, 1761.
William Sutton was tried for, and acquitted of, murdering a prostitute by stabbing her twice "so she should not be able to sit", the wounds afterwards becoming infected. The case was the talk of the town, and became the subject of a series of pamphlets alternately arguing Sutton's guilt and innocence. In this pamphlet, the first three pages are spent excoriating the victim, in the guise of arguing that no matter how depraved she might have been, she still should not have been murdered...
Keywords: murder; prostitution; abuse; alcoholism
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[texts]The Trial of Margaret Tindal, Alias Shuttleworth, for the Murder of her Husband, Henry Shuttleworth, Vintner, Montrose, at Perth, on the 19th day of September, 1821 - author unknown. Publication info - Montrose: John Smith, 1821
Mrs. Shuttleworth was convicted for beating her husband to death while she was intoxicated.
Keywords: murder; trials; alcoholism
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